Dec 03, 2020  
2015-2016 Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Codes and Descriptions


 

 

Manufacturing

  
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    MN 248 - Quality Assurance

    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: The role of the modern quality assurance department, and the tools and skills required in quality assurance today; how standards are set, how to take samples and calculate statistical information, sample statistics, measurements, and procurement procedures included. Three hours lecture. Student will need a scientific calculator; no prior knowledge of statistics is required.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MN 249 - Statistical Process Control

    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Simple statistical procedures for the control of manufacturing processes; data are gathered from processes, product flow charts, and cause-and-effect diagrams for the construction of Pareto charts, pie charts, histograms, variable charts, and attribute charts. Students learn to interpret SPC data. Student will need a scientific calculator; no prior knowledge of statistics is required.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MN 251 - Gauges for Measurements

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Students learn to use the common measuring tools encountered in quality science operations. These include calipers, micrometers, and height and depth gauges. Also, an introduction to the use of a coordinate measuring machine. Correct measuring techniques as well as tool care and maintenance are emphasized for each measuring tool. Two hours lecture/lab combination.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MN 252 - Geometric Tolerancing

    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: GRCC College Level Math (Math ACT 18 or higher OR successful completion of MA098 or higher OR Algebra Accuplacer 76 or higher)
    Description: Students learn the system of geometric dimensioning and how conventional and geometric tolerancing work together to assure uniformity of fit, function, and producibility of manufactured parts. Students learn to confirm tolerances and solve problems in quality assurance. Two hours lecture.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MN 253 - Applied Quality Techniques 1

    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Students apply their knowledge of managerial process control to solve actual industrial problems and learn to troubleshoot a manufacturing process using management theory. Students also learn techniques and theories of continuous quality improvement. Review of materials in preparation for the ASQC (Quality Technician Certification Examination) is also part of the course. Student will need a scientific calculator; no prior knowledge of statistics is required.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MN 254 - Experimental Design

    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: MN 248 and MN 249 and MN 253

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Students learn the statistical concepts of experimental design, starting with the classical approach and working up to the latest experimental design techniques of Taguchi and Shaninin. How to apply specific experimental designs to specific applications, and how to modify experimental design models. Three hours lecture. Student will need a scientific calculator; no prior knowledge of statistics is required.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MN 255 - Applied Quality Techniques 2

    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: MN 253

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Students continue learning to apply statistics to problems of quality control. Topics include advanced statistical applications, manufacturing, hypothesis testing, inspection theory, regression, probability and measurement/sampling theory.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MN 256 - Introduction to Coordinate Measuring Machines

    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: MN 251 and TE 103

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Students learn the basics of coordinate measuring machine (CMM) operation, coordinate systems, stylus calibration feature measurement, programming and report generation. The maintenance and basic types of coordinate measuring machines are discussed.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MN 256A - Introduction to Coordinate Measuring Machines, Module A

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    Prerequisites: MN 251 and TE 103

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Students learn the basics of coordinate measuring machine (CMM) operation, coordinate systems, stylus calibration, feature measurement. The maintenance and basic types of coordinate measuring machines are discussed.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MN 256B - Introduction to Coordinate Measuring Machines, Mod

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: MN 251 and TE 103

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Students learn the basics of coordinate measuring machine (CMM) operation, coordinate systems, stylus calibration, feature measurement, programming and report generation. The maintenance and basic types of coordinate measuring machines are discussed.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    TM 113 - Basic Plastics Processing 2

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Additional chemistry of plastics is explored in this module, as well as the appropriate selection of materials for various applications. Manufacturing processes and the parameters involving these processes are introduced. One hour lecture, one hour lab.

    Department Consent: None
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None

Mathematics

  
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    MA Elective - (min. of 3)

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    MA Elective - (min. of 4)

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    MA Elective - (min. of 4) Must meet MTA requirements

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    MA 95 - Basic Math Review

    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: Accuplacer score of 31 or higher for Reading. Students who place into RD 095 should pass RD 095 with a C- or higher before taking MA 095.

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    Description: Math 095 is a one semester review of arithmetic fundamentals. Topics include the arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, ratios, and proportions. Work is done without a calculator. Recommended: Reading level of 94 or higher on LOEP or successful completion of ES 123 with C- or higher. Semester(s) offered: All. Recommended Skills: Reading level of 94 or higher on LOEP. Successful completion of ES 123 with C- or higher.

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    MA 96 - Pre-Algebra

    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: Completion of MA 095 with C or higher grade and Accuplacer reading score above 31 or RD 095 with C- or higher

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    Description: MA 096 is a one-semester review of pre-algebra concepts. Topics include percent, signed numbers, applications of introductory geometry, measurement, statistics, an introduction to polynomial expressions, solving linear equations, linear relationships and square roots. Work is done both with and without a calculator. MA 095 is a pre-requisite course. Recommended Skills: Reading level of 94 or higher on LOEP or successful completion of ES 123 with C- or higher. Semester(s) offered: All

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    MA 97 - Basic Mathematics Review and Pre-Algebra

    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: Accuplacer math-arithmetic score above 39 and Accuplacer reading score 31 or higher or RD 095 with C- or higher grade

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    Description: MA 097 is a one semester review of arithmetic fundamentals and pre-algebra concepts. Topics include the arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, ratios, proportions, percent, signed numbers, applications of introductory geometry, measurement, statistics, an introduction to polynomial expressions, solving linear equations, linear relationships and square roots. Work is done both with and without a calculator. MA 095 and MA 096 offer the same content over two semesters. Recommended Skills: Reading level of 94 or higher on LOEP or successful completion of ES 123 with C- or higher. Semester(s) offered: All

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    MA 98 - Elementary Algebra

    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: ACT Mathematics subscore above 17, or Accuplacer Mathematics Algebra score above 41 or Arithmetic score above 75, or Grade of “C-” or better in MA 097 or equivalent, or Grade of “C-” or better in MA 096

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    Description: MA 098 is designed for students with one or two years of high school mathematics. It is also a good review for students who have not recently taken an algebra course. Topics in this course include problem solving techniques, introductory data analysis, interpretation of graphs, operations with real numbers, square roots, equations, formulas, ratio and proportion, linear inequalities in one variable, solving linear equations, graphing linear equations in two variables, slope of a line, equation of a line, systems of linear equations, linear modeling, integer exponents, scientific notation, operations on polynomials, factoring, and solving quadratic equations.

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    MA 105 - Basic Geometry

    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MA 105 is a study of Euclidean Geometry which incorporates principles of mathematical reasoning. Topics include investigations of properties and relationships of two and three dimensional figures such as angles, triangles, circles, polygons, convex sets, areas, volumes and similar figures. The concepts of undefined terms, definitions, postulates, theorems and corollaries are explored relative to their role in building a mathematical system. This course provides a good foundation for students intending to take Trigonometry. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement. Strongly recommended: Grade of C or better in MA 098 or an Elementary Algebra course.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MA 107 - Intermediate Algebra

    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: GRCC College Level Math (Math ACT 18 or higher OR successful completion of MA098 or higher OR Algebra Accuplacer 76 or higher)
    Description: MA 107 is designed to increase students’ understanding of algebra. Topics include linear functions and inequalities, variation, polynomials, rational expressions and equations, rational exponents and roots, radical equations, quadratic functions, exponential functions and an introduction to logarithms. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement). Strongly recommended: Grade of C or better in MA 98  or an Elementary Algebra course.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: Natural Science & Mathematics
  
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    MA 108 - Trigonometry

    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MA 108 is designed to prepare students for higher level mathematics courses, especially for those who plan to take Calculus. Topics include angular measure, development of trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, reductions, radian measure, variation and graphs of trigonometric functions, functions of composite angles, identities including composite angles, right triangles and applications, oblique triangles and applications, trigonometric equations and inverse trigonometric functions. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement. Strongly recommended: Grade of C or better in MA 107 , or an Intermediate Algebra course (Algebra 2); and knowledge of basic geometry.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: Natural Science & Mathematics
  
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    MA 110 - College Algebra

    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MA 110 is designed primarily for students whose program does not require any mathematics above the level of College Algebra. Topics include graphing data and data analysis; solving equations and inequalities; functions, combinations of functions, polynomial, rational, power, exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations, matrices, sequences and series. Some probability and counting may be included. Use of graphing calculators and current technology will be emphasized. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement. Strongly recommended: Grade of C or better in MA 107  or an Intermediate Algebra course, or three years of college preparatory mathematics in high school including Algebra 2.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: Natural Science & Mathematics
  
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    MA 124 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students

    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MA 124 is intended for students majoring in liberal arts or other fields that do not have a specific mathematics requirement. Its purpose is to give students a broad exposure to a variety of real-world applications of mathematics. Topics include voting methods, apportionment, mathematics of finance, number theory, shapes and patterns in geometry, networks and directed graphs, counting methods, probability and statistics. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement. Strongly recommended: Grade of C or better in MA 98  or an Elementary Algebra course.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: Natural Science & Mathematics
  
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    MA 127 - Finite Mathematics with Applications

    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MA 127 is designed to give business, economics, management, life sciences and social sciences students a background in finite mathematics. Topics include linear functions, mathematical models, systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices, linear programming using both the graphical and the simplex methods, mathematics of finance, sets, counting principles and concepts of probability and statistics. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement. Strongly recommended: Grade of C or better in MA 107  or Intermediate Algebra (Algebra 2).

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: Natural Science & Mathematics
  
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    MA 129 - Survey of Calculus

    Credits: 5
    Contact Hours: 5
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MA 129 is a one-semester survey of Calculus intended for students majoring in business, economics, life sciences and social sciences. Topics include limits of functions, differentiation of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; applications of differentiation including curve sketching, optimization, related rates, growth and decay; some techniques of integration and applications of integration including area and differential equations. A graphing calculator is required for this course. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement). Strongly recommended: Grade of C or better in MA 127  or MA 110  or their equivalent, or at least four years of college preparatory mathematics.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: Natural Science & Mathematics
  
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    MA 131 - Precalculus

    Credits: 5
    Contact Hours: 5
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MA 131 is designed for students who intend to enroll in the Calculus sequence (MA 133 , MA 134 , MA 255 ). Expressions and functions investigated in this course are polynomial, rational, radical, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic. Applications will be introduced throughout the course. Graphing calculators will be utilized to enhance understanding and gain insight through explorations. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement). Strongly recommended: Grade of C or better in MA 107  or an Intermediate Algebra course, or three years of college preparatory mathematics in high school including Algebra 2.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: Natural Science & Mathematics
  
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    MA 133 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry 1

    Credits: 5
    Contact Hours: 5
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MA 133 is the first course in the three-semester Calculus sequence. Topics include limits, continuity, and differentiation, with applications to indeterminate forms, curve sketching, optimization and related rates involving algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. Antidifferentiation and definite integrals will be introduced. A graphing calculator is required. This course is required for students majoring in mathematics, engineering, physics, computer science, architecture or actuarial sciences. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement). Strongly recommended: Grade of C or better in MA 131  or its equivalent, or at least four years of college preparatory mathematics.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: Natural Science & Mathematics
  
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    MA 134 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry 2

    Credits: 5
    Contact Hours: 5
    Prerequisites: MA 133   (C or Higher) or Department Consent

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MA 134 is the second course in the three-semester Calculus sequence, emphasizing integration and series. Topics include techniques of integration, applications of the definite integral, parametric equations, polar coordinates, improper integrals, infinite series and its applications. Students should be very proficient in algebra, trigonometry, and differentiation using the standard rules from Calculus 1 prior to enrolling in this course. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement).

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MA 138 - Introduction to Computer Algebra Systems

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: MA 133  

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MA 138 is a hands-on introduction to the computer algebra system MAPLE. By completing a sequence of instructional modules, students will learn how to use commands such as plot, solve, evaluate and substitute, and will also learn how to use loops, the on-line menu and text writing. The course will utilize Windows and will incorporate Windows’ features such as Paint. MA 138 is useful for students who plan on a career in mathematics, science or engineering. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MA 210 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 1

    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MA 210 is designed to provide preservice teachers with a conceptual framework for elementary mathematics. This is accomplished through the use of appropriate manipulatives in a laboratory setting. Topics include problem solving, fundamental concepts and structures of number systems, study of sets, systems of whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, decimals, number theory and real number systems. This course is designed for those students intending to obtain elementary teaching certification. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement). Strongly recommended: Grade of C or better in MA 107  or an Intermediate Algebra course, or three years of college preparatory mathematics in high school including Algebra 2.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: Natural Science & Mathematics
  
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    MA 211 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 2

    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MA 211 is designed to provide preservice teachers with the fundamental concepts of probability, counting, statistics, geometry and systems of measurement. Emphasis is on developing understanding through exploring and modeling using appropriate manipulatives and technology, as well as the historical evolution of concepts. Hands on laboratory activities are incorporated. This course is designed for those students intending to obtain elementary teaching certification. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement). Strongly recommended: Grade of C or better in MA 107  or an Intermediate Algebra course, or three years of college preparatory mathematics in high school including Algebra 2.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: Natural Science & Mathematics
  
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    MA 215 - Statistics

    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MA 215 is designed for students needing an introductory (not calculus-based) Statistics course. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, estimation, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, chi-square tests and analysis of variance. In addition, students will solve applied problems by completing required computer assignments using statistical computing software and graphing calculators. Applications apply to all fields including education, social sciences, business, engineering, medicine and the sciences. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement). Strongly recommended: Grade of C or better in MA 107  or an Intermediate Algebra course, or three years of college preparatory mathematics in high school including Algebra 2.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: Natural Science & Mathematics
  
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    MA 245 - Discrete Mathematical Structures

    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MA 245 is a survey of Discrete Mathematics. Topics include mathematical logic, sets, relations, functions, combinatorial mathematics, recurrence relations, proof techniques, mathematical induction, graphs, digraphs, trees and algorithms. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement). Strongly recommended: Grade of C or better in MA 131  or its equivalent (Precalculus), or any one of MA 133 , MA 134 , MA 255 , MA 257 .

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MA 255 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry 3

    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: MA 134   (C or Higher)

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MA 255 is the third course in the three-semester Calculus sequence, and will introduce students to two main areas of study: multivariable Calculus and vector Calculus. Topics included in the first area are partial derivatives, multiple integrals, directional derivatives and gradients, maximums and minimums, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, lines, planes, and quadric surfaces. Topics included in the second area are dot and cross products, vector-valued functions, vector fields, line and surface integrals, curl and divergence, Green’s Theorem, Stokes’ Theorem and the Divergence Theorem. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement).

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MA 257 - Differential Equations and Linear Algebra

    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours: 4
    Prerequisites: MA 255   (C or Higher)

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MA 257 is an introduction to Differential Equations and Linear Algebra. Differential equations topics include linear, separable, homogeneous and exact equations; systems of differential equations; solutions by series, numerical methods and Laplace transforms. Linear algebra topics include systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces and linear transformations. Applications are incorporated when appropriate. Please check the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list to see if this course fulfills the Mathematics and Natural Science requirement).

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MA 107 or Higher Elective - (min of 4)

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    MA 107 or Higher Elective - (min. of 3)

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    MA 110 or Higher Elective - (min. of 3)

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    MA 110 or Higher Elective - (min. of 4)

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Music

  
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    MUS Elective - (min. of 3)

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    Corequisites: None

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    Department Consent: No Consent
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    MUS 99 - Music Basics Immersion

    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: This class will be an intensive immersion in music basic skills for any adult student interested in learning how music is created. The class will listen, make, move, and play music on various pitched and non-pitched instruments. It will prepare the learner to become aware of musical elements and vocabulary by experiential activities in a week long format. This is not a transfer course.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 100 - Applied Performance Class

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: MUS 141 or MUS 142

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MUS 100 is a performance class organized by applied area. MUS 100 will include discussion of practice routines and habits, technical and stylistic problems, pedagogy, performance anxiety and repertoire memorization. MUS 100 is required of all students who enroll in MUS 141 and/or 142. MUS 100 may be waived with music department head permission.

    Department Consent: Department Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 101 - Applied Performance Class

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: MUS 143

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MUS 101 is a performance class organized by applied area and is a continuation of MUS 100. MUS 101 will include discussion of practice routines and habits, technical and stylistic problems, pedagogy, performance anxiety and repertoire memorization. MUS 101 is required of all students who enroll in MUS 143.  MUS 101 may be waived with music department head permission.

    Department Consent: Department Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 102 - Applied Performance Class

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: MUS 144

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MUS 102 is a performance class organized by applied area and is a continuation of MUS 101. MUS 102 will include discussion of practice routines and habits, technical and stylistic problems, pedagogy, performance anxiety and repertoire memorization. MUS 102 is required of all students who enroll in MUS 144. MUS 102 may be waived with music department head permission.

    Department Consent: Department Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 103 - Applied Performance Class

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: MUS 151 or MUS 152 or MUS 153

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MUS 103 is a performance class organized by applied area and is a continuation of MUS 102. MUS 103 will include discussion of practice routines and habits, technical and stylistic problems, pedagogy, performance anxiety and repertoire memorization. MUS 103 is required of all students who enroll in MUS 151,152,or 153. MUS 103 may be waived with music department head permission.

    Department Consent: Department Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 104 - Applied Performance Class

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: MUS 161

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MUS 104 is a performance class organized by applied area and is a continuation of MUS 103. MUS 104 will include discussion of practice routines and habits, technical and stylistic problems, pedagogy, performance anxiety and repertoire memorization. MUS 104 is required of all students who enroll in MUS 161. MUS 104 may be waived with permission from the head of the music department.

    Department Consent: Department Consent
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    MUS 105 - Applied Performance Class

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: MUS 104

    Corequisites: MUS 162

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MUS 105 is a performance class organized by applied area and is a continuation of MUS 104. MUS 105 will include discussion of practice routines and habits, technical and stylistic problems, pedagogy, performance anxiety and repertoire memorization. MUS 105 is required of all students who enroll in MUS 162. MUS 105 may be waived with permission from the head of the music department.

    Department Consent: Department Consent
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    MUS 106 - Applied Performance Class

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: MUS 102

    Corequisites: MUS 243

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MUS 106 is a performance class organized by applied area and is a continuation of MUS 102. MUS 106 will include discussion of practice routines and habits, technical and stylistic problems, pedagogy, performance anxiety and repertoire memorization. MUS 106 is required of all students who enroll in MUS 243. MUS 106 may be waived with permission from the head of the music department.

    Department Consent: Department Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 107 - Applied Performance Class

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: MUS 106

    Corequisites: MUS 244

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MUS 107 is a performance class organized by applied area and is a continuation of MUS 106. MUS 107 will include discussion of practice routines and habits, technical and stylistic problems, pedagogy, performance anxiety and repertoire memorization. MUS 107 is required of all students who enroll in MUS 244. MUS 107 may be waived with permission from the head of the music department.

    Department Consent: Department Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 108 - Applied Performance Class

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: MUS 105

    Corequisites: MUS 261

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MUS 108 is a performance class organized by applied area and is a continuation of MUS 105. MUS 108 will include discussion of practice routines and habits, technical and stylistic problems, pedagogy, performance anxiety and repertoire memorization. MUS 108 is required of all students who enroll in MUS 261. MUS 108 may be waived with permission from the head of the music department.

    Department Consent: Department Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 109 - Applied Performance Class

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: MUS 108

    Corequisites: MUS 262

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MUS 109 is a performance class organized by applied area and is a continuation of MUS 108. MUS 109 will include discussion of practice routines and habits, technical and stylistic problems, pedagogy, performance anxiety and repertoire memorization. MUS 109 is required of all students who enroll in MUS 262. MUS 109 may be waived with permission from the head of the music department.

    Department Consent: Department Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 110 - The Appreciation of World and Western Music

    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: This course is designed to increase the student’s ability to effectively listen to and communicate about music. Study of the elements and media of music will include investigation of World and Western music. Outside reading, listening, and concert attendance are required. This course counts toward the Group 1 (humanities) requirement for the associate degree and is required for the Music Merchandising concentration of the Associate of Music degree. This course was formerly offered as MU 107.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: Humanities
  
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    MUS 111 - Jazz In Contemporary America

    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: GRCC College Level Writing (English ACT 18 or higher OR successful completion of EN 097 or higher OR English (Write Placer Plus) 5 or higher)
    Description: This course is a survey of the different genres of Jazz music beginning with its earliest origins and continuing through the development of various different styles. Students will identify and discuss the historical and societal influences that contributed to the evolution of jazz. The study will include field hollers, blues, Dixieland, swing, bebop, cool, and other forms. No musical background is required.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: Humanities
  
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    MUS 112 - Basic Music Theory

    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours: 5
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: GRCC College Level Math (Math ACT 18 or higher OR successful completion of MA098 or higher OR Algebra Accuplacer 76 or higher); GRCC College Level Writing (English ACT 18 or higher OR successful completion of EN 097 or higher OR English (Write Placer Plus) 5 or higher)
    Description: A study of basic musical materials, scales,key signatures, intervals, triads, rhythm and pitch notation,ear-training and dictation. This course does not replace MUS 113. This course may be offered online. Students successfully completing the online version of MUS 112 will need to pass the music theory pretest before enrolling in MUS 113. This course was formerly offered as MU 100.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 113 - Introduction to Music Theory 1

    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: MUS 112 and MUS 120 and EN 101

    Corequisites: MUS 115

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: This course is designed primarily for freshmen music majors and minors. The course covers the fundamentals of music¿scales, intervals, triads, and rhythm as well as providing an introduction to voice leading through first species counterpoint. The course is best taken concurrently with MUS 115 Aural Comprehension 1. This course was formerly offered as MU 101.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 114 - Introduction to Music Theory 2

    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: [MUS 113 or Instructor Consent] and EN 101

    Corequisites: MUS 116

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MUS 114 is an integrated theory course designed primarily for freshman music majors and minors. The course deals with the development of part-writing skills through further studies in species counterpart and four-voice chorale texture. Students will learn to harmonize melodies and develop good chord progressions with triads and seventh chords. MUS 114 should be taken concurrently with MUS 116, Aural Comprehension 2. This course was formerly offered as MU 102.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 115 - Aural Comprehension I

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: [MUS 112 (C or Higher) and MUS 120 (C or Higher)] or 85% Music Theory Pretest

    Corequisites: MUS 113

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Students will develop their aural capacity and literacy through exercises in beginning melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation. Students will master solfeggio, Curwen hand signs, and singing melodies at sight. This is the first of two courses in freshman aural skills designed to transfer to the four-year institution. Requires additional Music Lab computer assisted instruction each week. This course was formerly offered as MU 178.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 116 - Aural Comprehension 2

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: MUS 113 and MUS 115 and EN 101

    Corequisites: MUS 114

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: The student will continue developing aural capacity through exercises in intermediate melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation, mastery of solfeggio while singing intermediate melodies at sight. This is the second of two courses in freshman aural skills designed to transfer to the four-year institution. Objectives of this course are concurrent with and complementary to MUS 114. Additional Music Lab hours are required each week. This course was formerly offered as MU 179.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 117 - Jazz Theory I

    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: MUS 114 (C or Higher) and MUS 116 (C or Higher) and MUS 122 (C or Higher)

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MUS117 is a study of jazz music theory, including chord and scale construction and nomenclature; elementary principles of chord voicing and arrangements, chord/scale relationships, and blues, AABA and other song forms.
    Analysis of jazz solo transcriptions as well as basic keyboard skills will be emphasized, in addition to required listening to exceptional examples of standard jazz recordings, and attending jazz concerts.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 118 - Jazz Arranging

    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: MUS 117 (C or Higher) and MUS 122 (C or Higher)

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MUS 118 is a study of the art of arranging for jazz combos. Students will learn the ranges, transpositions, and sound potential of all saxophones (plus common woodwind doubles), trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, and drums. The skills taught in the class include writing effective jazz rhythms in all jazz styles, standard harmonizing techniques, common scoring practices, and contemporary trends within the medium. There will be a written final on arranging techniques, and a final project requiring a written arrangement for five horns and four rhythm section members. All assignments and projects must be prepared using Finale Music Composition Software.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 120 - Introduction to Piano

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: This class is for the student with no prior music reading experience. It is taught with the assumption that the student has never played the piano and has no prior formal piano study. The emphasis is on introducing basic concepts of notation, musicianship, keyboard geography, and technique. This class meets for two hours per week. This course was formerly offered as MU 169.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 121 - Piano Techniques 1

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: MUS 120 or 90% Pretest Score

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Development of piano techniques: sight-reading, use of primary chords, transposition, and acquisition of standard piano repertoire. For students with little or no keyboard background who have prior music-reading experience. Class meets two hours a week. This course was formerly offered as MU 171.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 122 - Piano Techniques 2

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: MUS 121 or Instructor Consent

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Continuation of MUS 121, with greater emphasis on keyboard facility, sight playing, and piano repertory of various styles. This class meets for two hours per week. This course was formerly offered as MU 172.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 130 - American Popular Music

    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: GRCC College Level Writing (English ACT 18 or higher OR successful completion of EN 097 or higher OR English (Write Placer Plus) 5 or higher)
    Description: This course is a survey of genres of American popular music beginning with an examination of sources of popular styles, and then following the development of American popular music through current musical styles. The discussions include folk, blues, gospel, country, jazz, musical theater, popular song, rock, and more.  No musical background is required.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: Humanities
  
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    MUS 131 - Group Vocal Techniques 1

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: MUS 112 and [EN 100 or EN 101]

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Group Vocal Techniques is beginning vocal instruction for students whose applied major is voice. Students will study basic vocal technique, vocal anatomy, breath management, diction for singers, posture for singing, and performance deportment. Students will begin to apply these techniques by learning folk songs and simple arts songs. Students who wish to study applied voice will be required to perform for the voice faculty at the completion of MUS 131. MUS 131 may be waived by audition and permission from the Music Department Head. Non-Music Majors may enroll in MUS 131. This course was formerly offered as MU 181.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 133 - Beginning Guitar

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: This course covers the fundamentals in the use and performance of the guitar as an accompaniment instrument.  It is designed for the person interested in performing appropriate accompaniments on the guitar.  Topics covered are guitar techniques, music reading, chords, chord theory, and accompaniment patterns. 

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 134 - Classic Guitar 1

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: This course is a study of classical guitar techniques and music, with emphasis on developing mind/body coordination, a thorough understanding of music fundamentals, and the performance of solo music on the guitar. Students provide their own guitar. This course meets two hours per week. Guitar Majors may be placed in MUS 134 instead of applied music MUS 151-153.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 135 - Classical Guitar 2

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: MUS 134 (C or Higher)

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: This course is a continuation of MUS 134, Classical Guitar 1.  Students will further develop technique, scales, technical studies, music reading, and repertoire.  Students who successfully complete this course may audition for admission into MUS 161, Applied Music Guitar, for more advanced guitar study.

    Department Consent: Department Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 136 - Jazz Guitar I

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: MUS 112 and MUS 134

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Beginning Jazz Guitar focuses on the fundamentals of chord structures, scales, improvisation, and jazz repertoire as they pertain to jazz, pop and rock guitar. This course is part of the Guitar Major curriculum. This course was formerly offered as MU 115

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 141 - Applied Music Secondary For Non Music Majors

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: [MUS 112 or 85% Music Theory Pretest] and [EN 100 or EN 101]

    Corequisites: MUS 100 or Department Consent

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Applied Performance Class, may be waived with permission of department head. This course was formerly offered as MU 111. Recommended Skills: Willingness to study music from other countries and cultures, Self-direction, discipline, and motivation for daily practice. Interest in life-long learning, Ability to synthesize information from a number of different sources, Functional literacy at the computer, Ability to communicate using web-based resources, Ability to think creatively, Willingness to perform before an audience of their peers, Ability to use discerning listening skills. Demonstrate effective speaking skills, Ability to synthesize the information from each applied lesson and solve problems related to technique and musicianship. Ability to think logically when conducting self-assessment. Ability to process information discussed and demonstrated in the applied lesson, then practice using that information for the next lesson. Ability to combine information from a number of different sources and use that information during individual practice sessions. Awareness of Time and Resource Management as it applies to personal practice success, Understands the need to be responsible for personal actions.

    Department Consent: Department Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 142 - Applied Music Secondary II - For Non Music Majors

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: MUS 141

    Corequisites: MUS 100

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Performance elective for non-music majors. Applied music is independent study in instrumental/voice/piano. Placement by instructor with department consent required. Applied study requires one half-hour lesson each week and one hour of practice/applied study each day. Co-requisite of MUS 100, Applied Performance Class, may be waived with permission of department head. This course was formerly offered as MU 112. Recommended Skills: Willingness to study music from other countries and cultures. Self-direction, discipline, and motivation for daily practice. Interest in life-long learning. Ability to synthesize information from a number of different sources. Functional literacy at the computer. Ability to communicate using web-based resources. Ability to think creatively. Willingness to perform before an audience of their peers. Ability to use discerning listening skills. Demonstrate effective speaking skills. Ability to synthesize the information from each applied lesson and solve problems related to technique and musicianship. Ability to think logically when conducting self-assessment. Ability to process information discussed and demonstrated in the applied lesson, then practice using that information for the next lesson. Ability to combine information from a number of different sources and use that information during individual practice sessions. Awareness of Time and Resource Management as it applies to personal practice success. Understands the need to be responsible for personal actions.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 143 - Applied Music Secondary I - For Music Majors

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: MUS 101 or Department Consent

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Applied music is independent study in instrumental/voice/piano. Placement by audition with department consent required. Applied study requires one half-hour lesson each week and one hour of practice/applied study each day. Co-requisite of MUS 101, Applied Performance Class, may be waived with permission of department head. This course was formerly offered as MU 121. Recommended Skills: Willingness to study music from other countries and cultures. Self-direction, discipline, and motivation for daily practice. Interest in life-long learning. Ability to synthesize information from a number of different sources. Functional literacy at the computer. Ability to communicate using web-based resources. Ability to think creatively. Willingness to perform before an audience of their peers. Ability to use discerning listening skills. Demonstrate effective speaking skills. Ability to synthesize the information from each applied lesson and solve problems related to technique and musicianship. Ability to think logically when conducting self-assessment. Ability to process information discussed and demonstrated in the applied lesson, then practice using that information for the next lesson. Ability to combine information from a number of different sources and use that information during individual practice sessions. Awareness of Time and Resource Management as it applies to personal practice success. Understands the need to be responsible for personal actions.

    Department Consent: Department Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 144 - Applied Music Secondary II - For Music Majors

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: MUS 143

    Corequisites: MUS 102

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Secondary applied performance elective for music majors. Applied music is independent study in instrumental/voice/piano. Placement by audition with department consent required. Applied study requires one half-hour lesson each week and one hour of practice/applied study each day. Co-requisite of MUS 102, Applied Performance Class, may be waived with permission of department head. This course was formerly offered as MU 122. Recommended Skills: Willingness to study music from other countries and cultures. Self-direction, discipline, and motivation for daily practice. Interest in life-long learning. Ability to synthesize information from a number of different sources. Functional literacy at the computer. Ability to communicate using web-based resources. Ability to think creatively. Willingness to perform before an audience of their peers. Ability to use discerning listening skills. Demonstrate effective speaking skills. Ability to synthesize the information from each applied lesson and solve problems related to technique and musicianship. Ability to think logically when conducting self-assessment. Ability to process information discussed and demonstrated in the applied lesson, then practice using that information for the next lesson. Ability to combine information from a number of different sources and use that information during individual practice sessions. Awareness of Time and Resource Management as it applies to personal practice success. Understands the need to be responsible for personal actions.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 151 - Applied Music Primary I - For Non-Music Majors

    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: MUS 103

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Performance elective for non-music majors. Applied music is independent study in instrumental/voice/piano. Placement by instructor with department consent required. Applied study requires a one hour lesson each week and two hours of practice/applied study each day. Co-requisite of MUS 103, Applied Performance Class, may be waived with permission of department head. This course was formerly offered as MU 143. Recommended Skills: Willingness to study music from other countries and cultures. Self-direction, discipline, and motivation for daily practice. Interest in life-long learning. Ability to synthesize information from a number of different sources. Functional literacy at the computer. Ability to communicate using web-based resources. Ability to think creatively. Willingness to perform before an audience of their peers. Ability to use discerning listening skills. Demonstrate effective speaking skills. Ability to synthesize the information from each applied lesson and solve problems related to technique and musicianship. Ability to think logically when conducting self-assessment. Ability to process information discussed and demonstrated in the applied lesson, then practice using that information for the next lesson. Ability to combine information from a number of different sources and use that information during individual practice sessions. Awareness of Time and Resource Management as it applies to personal practice success. Understands the need to be responsible for personal actions.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 152 - Applied Music Primary II - For Non Music Majors

    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: MUS 151

    Corequisites: MUS 103

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Performance elective for non-music majors. Applied music is independent study in instrumental/voice/piano. Placement by instructor with department consent required. Applied study requires a one-hour lesson each week and two hours of practice/applied study each day. Co-requisite of MUS 103, Applied Performance Class, may be waived with permission of department head.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 153 - Applied Music Primary III - For non music majors

    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: MUS 152

    Corequisites: MUS 103

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Primary applied performance elective for non-music majors. Applied music is independent study in instrumental/voice/piano. Placement by audition with department consent required. Applied study requires a one-hour lesson each week and two hours of practice/applied study each day. Co-requisite of MUS 103, Applied Performance Class, may be waived with permission of department head. Recommended Skills: Willingness to study music from other countries and cultures. Self-direction, discipline, and motivation for daily practice. Interest in life-long learning. Ability to synthesize information from a number of different sources. Functional literacy at the computer. Ability to communicate using web-based resources. Ability to think creatively. Willingness to perform before an audience of their peers. Ability to use discerning listening skills. Demonstrate effective speaking skills. Ability to synthesize the information from each applied lesson and solve problems related to technique and musicianship. Ability to think logically when conducting self-assessment. Ability to process information discussed and demonstrated in the applied lesson, then practice using that information for the next lesson. Ability to combine information from a number of different sources and use that information during individual practice sessions. Awareness of Time and Resource Management as it applies to personal practice success. Understands the need to be responsible for personal actions.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 161 - Applied Music Primary I- For music majors

    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: MUS 153 or Successful Audition

    Corequisites: MUS 104

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Primary applied performance requirement for music majors. Applied music is independent study in instrumental/voice/piano. Placement by audition with department consent required. Applied study requires a one-hour lesson each week and two hours of practice/applied study each day. Co-requisite of MUS 104, Applied Performance Class, may be waived with permission of department head. This course was formerly offered as MU 151. Recommended Skills: Willingness to study music from other countries and cultures. Self-direction, discipline, and motivation for daily practice. Interest in life-long learning. Ability to synthesize information from a number of different sources. Functional literacy at the computer. Ability to communicate using web-based resources. Ability to think creatively. Willingness to perform before an audience of their peers. Ability to use discerning listening skills. Demonstrate effective speaking skills. Ability to synthesize the information from each applied lesson and solve problems related to technique and musicianship. Ability to think logically when conducting self-assessment. Ability to process information discussed and demonstrated in the applied lesson, then practice using that information for the next lesson. Ability to combine information from a number of different sources and use that information during individual practice sessions. Awareness of Time and Resource Management as it applies to personal practice success. Understands the need to be responsible for personal actions.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 162 - Applied Music Primary II For Music Majors

    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: MUS 161

    Corequisites: MUS 105

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Primary applied performance requirement for music majors. Applied music is independent study in instrumental/voice/piano. Placement by audition with department consent required. Applied study requires a one-hour lesson each week and two hours of practice/applied study each day. Co-requisite of MUS 105, Applied Performance Class, may be waived with permission of department head. This course was formerly offered as MU 152. Recommended Skills: Willingness to study music from other countries and cultures. Self-direction, discipline, and motivation for daily practice. Interest in life-long learning. Ability to synthesize information from a number of different sources. Functional literacy at the computer. Ability to communicate using web-based resources. Ability to think creatively. Willingness to perform before an audience of their peers. Ability to use discerning listening skills. Demonstrate effective speaking skills. Ability to synthesize the information from each applied lesson and solve problems related to technique and musicianship. Ability to think logically when conducting self-assessment. Ability to process information discussed and demonstrated in the applied lesson, then practice using that information for the next lesson. Ability to combine information from a number of different sources and use that information during individual practice sessions. Awareness of Time and Resource Management as it applies to personal practice success. Understands the need to be responsible for personal actions.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 171 - Music Sequencing for the General College Student

    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Students use the digital audio workstations to enhance communication through music and sound; apply fundamental music and computer skills to create a music and/or sound segment for incorporation into composition or presentation of choice; and use the MIDI system for synthesizer programming and digital sequence recording while gaining familiarity with MIDI computer software. Prior introductory experiences with both music and computers recommended. This course focuses on the use of the Logic software. Fee is charged. Recommended Skills: 1. Previous musical experience is helpful. 2. The ability to read and comprehend college level textbooks. 3. Basic computer literacy. 4. The ability to use the Internet, email with attachments, function comfortably in Blackboard and easily navigate websites.
    5. Experience with Macintosh computers

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 172 - Pro-Tools Basic for Non-Recording Technology Majors

    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: The study of advanced digital audio workstation sequencing techniques. The student will learn to enter music (data) and manipulate it to serve the needs of such individuals as music producers and web designers. This course focuses on the use of the Pro Tools software. Recommended Skills: 1.Rudimentary knowledge of the MAC operating system. 2.Basic Knowledge of MIDI/Audio functions on the computer. 3.Working knowledge of the Internet.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 173 - Basic Studio Techniques 1

    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours: 5
    Prerequisites: MUS 112 and EN 100

    Corequisites: MUS 113 and MUS 115 and MUS 121

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Fundamentals of the recording arts, including basic audio signal and acoustics theory, digital audio fundamentals, recording consoles, microphone design and signal processing. Students work in on-campus lab and studio to complete lab assignments and projects. Department consent required. Separate lab required. Lab fee is charged.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 174 - Basic Studio Techniques 2

    Credits: 4
    Contact Hours: 5
    Prerequisites: MUS 112 and MUS 173 and [EN 100 or EN 101]

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: The student will develop basic recording skills in microphone placement and choice, how proximity and acoustics affect sonic clarity, recording console use, the use of various recording storage mediums, how audio processing can improve sound image as well as recreating acoustic environments with digital reverberation. The objective of this course is to build on the knowledge gained in MUS 173. This course continues to explore the toolbox of the sound engineer.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 175 - Introduction To Music Business

    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: MUS 175 introduces the student to business tools and strategies for creating and managing a successful brand in the music industry. This course empowers students with an overview of the music industry and its current trends in distributing, marketing, and selling music as a business. MUS 175 will not only increase the student’s understanding of common business practices in the music industry but also prepare the student for further study in the area of music business and artist management. Students should be comfortable working with online resources. Recommended Skills: Students should be comfortable working with online resources. Student must have an 18 or higher ACT score or 70.5 or higher Accuplacer score in reading. Student must have an 18 or higher ACT score or 6 or higher Accuplacer score in English (writing).

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 181 - Chamber Music 1

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Small chamber music ensembles in strings,woodwinds, brass, voice, keyboard and percussion in both traditional and jazz modes. At least four and no more than 16 members make up each ensemble. Recommended Skills: Willingness to study music from other countries and cultures Self-direction, discipline, and motivation for daily practice Interest in life-long learning Ability to synthesize information from a number of different sources Functional literacy at the computer Ability to communicate using web-based resources Ability to think creatively Willingness to perform before an audience of their peers Ability to use discerning listening skills Demonstrate effective speaking skills Ability to think logically when conducting self-assessment Ability to process information discussed and demonstrated in the rehearsal, then practice using that information for the next rehearsal. Ability to combine information from a number of different sources and use that information during individual practice sessions Awareness of Time and Resource Management as it applies to personal practice success Understands the need to be responsible for personal actions

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 182 - Chamber Music 2

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Small chamber music ensembles in strings,woodwind, brass, voice, keyboard and percussion in both traditional and jazz modes. At least four and no more than sixteen members make up each ensemble. Recommended Skills: Willingness to study music from other countries and cultures Self-direction, discipline, and motivation for daily practice Interest in life-long learning Ability to synthesize information from a number of different sources Functional literacy at the computer Ability to communicate using web-based resources Ability to think creatively Willingness to perform before an audience of their peers Ability to use discerning listening skills Demonstrate effective speaking skills Ability to think logically when conducting self-assessment Ability to process information discussed and demonstrated in the rehearsal, then practice using that information for the next rehearsal. Ability to combine information from a number of different sources and use that information during individual practice sessions Awareness of Time and Resource Management as it applies to personal practice success Understands the need to be responsible for personal actions

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 183 - Introduction To Music Education

    Credits: 2
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: MUS 113 (C or Higher) and MUS 115 (C or Higher) and MUS 121 (C or Higher)

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of music education. They will learn about music education philosophy, advocacy, and history. Students will be introduced to best teaching practices through classroom observations, and they will imitate these practices through hands-on teaching experiences. Participation in this course will assist the students’ decisions to enter the field of music education.

    Department Consent: Department Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 185 - Jazz Improvisation 1

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 1
    Prerequisites: MUS 114 and MUS 116 and MUS 161

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: A study and directed application of the fundamentals of jazz improvisation including basic chord and scale construction and recognition, harmonic function, chord-scale relationships and basic blues and popular song forms. All students will be required to develop aural and performance skills relative to those theory skills.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 189 - College Choir

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: The College Choir is designed as an open enrollment, non-audition choir open to any student at GRCC. Students who sang in their high school choirs or are currently singing in another type of choir and are interested in continuing their choral experience at GRCC are welcome. Skills taught will be basic vocal pedagogy, music reading, and ear training skills along with basic choral ensemble skills. The College Choir will perform 2-3 times yearly. The College Choir will meet 2 hours weekly. Grading is based on attendance and punctuality to rehearsals and concerts and demonstrated competency of the music being studied in the class.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 190 - Jazz Ensemble

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Membership by audition held at the beginning of the fall semester. The jazz ensemble will rehearse and perform repertoire in various styles from various periods in jazz and big band development. Improvisation will be taught and emphasized in performance. Contact department head for more information concerning the audition. The jazz ensemble will perform 1-2 concerts per semester and meets 2 times a week. Grading is based on attendance and punctuality to rehearsals and concerts as well as demonstrated competency of the music being studied.

    Department Consent: Instructor Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 191 - Madrigal Singers

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: MUS 112 and MUS 153 or Instructor Consent

    Corequisites: MUS 189 or Department Consent

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: A select group of vocalists who perform literature from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This organization also performs with instrumental ensembles. An active performance schedule is maintained throughout the year. Auditions are held at the beginning of the fall semester. Contact department head for more information. Recommended Skills: Willingness to study music from other countries and cultures, Self-direction, discipline, and motivation for daily practice. Interest in life-long learning. Ability to synthesize information from a number of different sources. Functional literacy at the computer. Ability to communicate using web-based resources. Ability to think creatively. Willingness to perform before an audience of their peers. Ability to use discerning listening skills. Demonstrate effective speaking skills. Ability to think logically when conducting self-assessment. Ability to process information discussed and demonstrated in the ensemble rehearsal, then practice using that information for the next rehearsal. Ability to combine information from a number of different sources and use that information during individual practice sessions. Awareness of time and resource management as it applies to personal practice success. Understands the need to be responsible for personal actions.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 192 - Shades of Blue

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Shades of Blue is an auditioned vocal jazz choir open to any student at GRCC. Shades of Blue consists of 10-16 auditioned singers. This highly select ensemble studies and performs music from the American jazz genre, specifically music from this genre that has been arranged for the vocal jazz ensemble. Skills taught include vocal pedagogy, music theory and aural comprehension skills. The quality of musical literature studied is comparable to that of the most advanced vocal jazz ensembles at 4 year institutions to which GRCC music graduates will transfer. Shades of Blue will perform 4-6 times yearly. Grading is based on attendance, punctuality to rehearsals and concerts and demonstrated mastery of the music being studied in the class. Recommended Skills: Functional knowledge of music theory, aural comprehension and demonstrated skill in vocal production.

    Department Consent: Instructor Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 193 - Kent Philharmonia Orchestra

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: KPO is a community orchestra that consists of adult musicians and college students (on credit basis). The orchestra performs 4 concerts of major orchestral literature per year. Participation is open by audition. Students need to be pre-approved for enrollment by the conductor and/or the orchestra manager before registration.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 194 - Campus Band

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 2
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Campus Band is designed for students who are either music majors with a non-instrumental applied emphasis or who have a major outside music. The group will perform works from original and transcribed sources. Campus Band is open to all GRCC students with previous experience performing on band instruments. No audition is required to enroll. Campus band meets twice a week and performs 2-3 concerts each semester. Grading is based both on attendance and punctuality to rehearsals and concerts and demonstrated competency of the music being studied in class. Recommended Skills: Band or private lessons in high school.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 195 - GRCC Concert Choir

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: The GRCC Concert Choir is an auditioned choir open to any student at GRCC, but primarily serves vocal music majors. The GRCC Concert Choir consists of 28-32 auditioned singers. This highly select ensemble is the face of choral music and the vocal program at GRCC. Skills taught include vocal pedagogy, music theory and aural comprehension skills. The musical literature studied is comparable to that of the most advanced ensembles at 4 year institutions to which GRCC music graduates will transfer. MUS 195 fulfills the major ensemble requirements of vocal, piano and organ majors at GRCC. The GRCC Concert Choir will perform 4-6 times yearly. Grading is based on attendance, punctuality to rehearsals and concerts and demonstrated mastery of the music being studied in the class. Recommended Skills and/or Knowledge: Functional knowledge of music theory, aural comprehension and demonstrated skill in vocal production.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 196 - College Orchestra

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: The college Orchestra studies and performs works from all periods of music, appropriate to the instrumentation of the ensemble. MUS 196 is required of music majors whose primary instrument is violin, viola, cello or string bass. Wind players enroll with permission of the instructor. Non-music majors are encouraged to play in the ensemble and may or may not enroll for credit.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 197 - Wind Ensemble

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: None

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: The college Wind Ensemble studies and performs works from all periods of music, appropriate to the instrumentation of the ensemble. MUS 197 is required of music majors whose primary instrument is woodwind, brass, or percussion. Non-music majors are encouraged to play in the ensemble but an audition will be required. Skills taught include basic executive skills on the instrument (hand position, breathing, pulse recognition) intonation balance and blend. Students will also study theoretical concepts of the literature within the rehearsal. Literature studied within the context of the rehearsal and performance will be representative of the comparable ensemble at a senior institution. The ensemble will perform 2-3 times a semester. Grading is based both on attendance, punctuality at rehearsals, concerts and demonstrated mastery of the music being studied. Recommended Skills: Ability to read music, Significant playing proficiency skills for wind and percussion students, and Functional knowledge of music theory, ability to sing, fundamental ability to achieve an idiomatic tone on their instrument.

    Department Consent: Instructor Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 198 - Guitar Ensemble

    Credits: 1
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: MUS 135 or Instructor Consent

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Membership by audition held at the beginning of the fall semester. The Guitar Ensemble studies and performs works from original and transcribed sources. Repertoire ranges from Renaissance through modern music. The ensemble has from 2 to 4 performances per semester. This course satisfies the major ensemble requirement for students who choose guitar as their major instrument. Recommended Skills: Skill with music reading on the guitar and a solid foundation in classical guitar technique.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 200 - Music for Classroom Teachers

    Credits:
    Prerequisites: EN 101

    Corequisites: None

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: Designed for elementary education students without regard to previous musical training. Students are prepared to use music functionally in the elementary classroom through singing, responding to music rhythmically, listening activities, and basic guitar, keyboard and other informal instrument experience. Three hours lecture one hour lab. Service Learning component may be included.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 213 - Advanced Music Theory 1

    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: MUS 114 and MUS 116 and EN 101

    Corequisites: MUS 215

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: This course is a continuation of MUS 114. It extends the student’s knowledge of species counterpoint, voice leading, and chromatic harmony as well as introduces the study of small part forms and larger complex forms. Students should enroll concurrently in MUS 215.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
  
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    MUS 214 - Advanced Music Theory 2

    Credits: 3
    Contact Hours: 3
    Prerequisites: MUS 213 and MUS 215 and EN 101

    Corequisites: MUS 216

    College Level Prerequisites: None
    Description: This course is a continuation of MUS 213. It extends the student’s knowledge of species counterpoint, voice leading and chromatic harmony as well as introducing the study of the harmonic, rhythmic and melodic materials of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Students should enroll concurrently in MUS 216.

    Department Consent: No Consent
    General Education Distribution Category Met: None
 

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